Dr. Bill Silcock is a scholar and leading global innovator in journalism education and the Assistant Dean for Research and International Programs at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Curator of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Arizona State University. He heads the doctoral program at Cronkite. He also serves as the Director of Cronkite Global Initiatives. A higher education professional, Silcock, an associate professor at the Cronkite School, was twice was selected as a Fulbright Scholar (Ireland, 1992, Sweden, 1997).
He has co-authored two books. “News Now: Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age” (2019, new edition, 2011) has gained wide adoption as a digital media textbook. Silcock lectures widely on leadership, digital journalism and ethics topics. With a passion for international broadcast news, “Dr. Bill” as he is known around the halls of the Cronkite School, trains journalists globally; most recently in Pakistan (2018), Albania (2018), Croatia (2018), Serbia (2014), Sri Lanka (2011), Jordan (2011),and Kyrgyzstan (2010) for the U.S. State Department and private companies. He’s conducted over 50 workshops in the last decade for journalists on such topics as leadership, news, social media and ethics. An author, gifted teacher and academic leader, Silcock builds bridges across cultures.
Experienced as an award-winning documentary producer, “Backstage At A Presidential Debate: The Press, the Pundits and the People” aired on PBS stations, won a 2004 juried faculty Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association and the Houston International Film Festival’s Gold Award of Excellence.
An avid vinyl record collector with over 10,000 singles and albums in his collection interviewing Van Morrison is high on his bucket list. He and his bride Angela enjoy tracing family history and collecting emerging new artists.
[HH1]It would be good to be consistent with the bios by starting all with the first and last name.